Vanilla Engineering Leveling Guide 1-300

This Engineering leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Engineering skill up from 1 to 300 as inexpensively as possible. 

Professions skills are split between expansions now, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Engineering skill in the current retail version of World of Warcraft. I have a separate guide for Classic WoW, so if you are looking for that, visit my Classic WoW Engineering Leveling Guide.

Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Engineering.

I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. And if you are low on gold, I recommend trying this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make a lot of gold.

Approximate Materials Required

Playing WoW Classic?

Visit my Classic WoW Engineering leveling guide 1-300 if you are looking for the Classic WoW guide. Profession skills are split between expansions in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion, and you can level them separately. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Engineering skill in Shadowlands.

Engineering Trainers

You can learn Engineering from one of the trainers in the main cities of old Azeroth. If you are having trouble finding the trainer just walk up to a guard in any major city and ask where the Engineering trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Engineering Tools

You will need some kind of tool to craft most engineering items. These tools are:

To save some bag space, I highly recommend getting a Gnomish Army Knife. It replaces all of these tools, so you only have to carry one item with you.

The Gnomish Army Knife also replaces Jeweler's Kit, Virtuoso Inking Set, Runed Copper Rod, so if you have any of these in your inventory, you can throw it out.

Where to get The Gnomish Army Knife

Leveling Engineering

Gnome characters have +15 Engineering skill because of their passive Engineering Specialization. An extra 15 Engineering skill means recipes stay orange 15 points longer, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 15 more points.

1 - 100

  • 1 - 30
    60 x Rough Blasting Powder - 60 Rough Stone

    You might even reach 40 with this recipe. You will need the 60 Rough Blasting Powder later, so keep these.
  • 30 - 50
    30 x Handful of Copper Bolts - 30 Copper Bar

    Buy a Blacksmith Hammer from an Engineering or Blacksmith supply vendor, they are usually near an Engineering or Blacksmithing trainer. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)

    You will need around 30 Handful of Copper Bolts later, so keep them.

  • 50 - 75
    30 x Rough Copper Bomb - 60 Rough Blasting Powder, 30 Handful of Copper Bolts

    Make your Arclight Spanner between 50-70 and keep it because you will need it later. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)
  • 90 - 100
    20 x Coarse Dynamite - 20 Coarse Blasting Powder, 20 Linen Cloth

100 - 160

  • 150 - 160
    15 x Bronze Framework - 30 Bronze Bar, 15 Medium Leather, 15 Wool Cloth

    Keep these too. (you will probably gain more than 10 points here)

160 - 216

  • 160 - 175
    15 x Explosive Sheep - 30 Heavy Blasting Powder, 15 Whirring Bronze Gizmo, 15 Bronze Framework, 30 Wool Cloth

    Keep 5 of these, you might need it if you choose Goblin Engineering at 200.

  • 175 - 176
    1 x Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor - 4 Steel Bar

    You will need this tool for some recipes. (You don't need this if you already have a Gnomish Army Knife)

  • 195 - 200
    7 x Mithril Tube - 21 Mithril Bar

    Stop making these when you reach 200, and keep 6 of these, because you might need it you choose Gnomish Engineering at 200.

Engineering has the option at skill level 200 to specialize in Gnomish or Goblin Engineering. You can get the quests from your Engineering trainer. The main difference between both sides is the location of their respective teleporters and the ability of their trinkets. Some items require a specific specialization to use, while other items are crafted by one specialization but are usable by any engineer. Fortunately, most recipes that are crafted by one Specialization can be worn by both.

  • 200 - 216
    20 x Unstable Trigger - 20 Mithril Bar, 20 Mageweave Cloth, 20 Solid Blasting Powder

    You will need these later.

216 - 300

  • 216 - 238
    40 x Mithril Casing - 120 Mithril Bar

    You will need these later.

  • 238 - 250
    20 x Hi-Explosive Bomb - 40 Mithril Casings, 20 Unstable Trigger, 40 Solid Blasting Powder

    You will probably reach 255.

  • 250 - 260
    20 x Dense Blasting Powder - 40 Dense Stone

    You might need to make more than 20 to reach 260.

  • 260 - 285
    25 x Thorium Widget - 75 Thorium Bar, 25 Runecloth

    This recipe will be yellow for the last few points, so you might not reach 285. But you can just go to the next step. (you have to make a bit more from the next recipe)

  • 285 - 300
    20 x Thorium Tube - 120 Thorium Bar

    This will be green for the last 3 points, so you might have to make more.

I hope you liked this Engineering leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!

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